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Chemistry Teacher Comes Out of Retirement

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Chemistry teacher Jane Dunn has returned to LCM after a year of retirement.

Chemistry teacher Jane Dunn has returned to LCM after a year of retirement.

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Chemistry teacher Jane Dunn has returned to LCM after a year of retirement.

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Retirement is something that many teachers dream of, but for Jane Dunn it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. She has recently returned to LCM to teach LSC-O Chemistry after a year out of the classroom – a year in which she discovered that she wasn’t quite ready to be a retiree.

Dunn left LCM in 2014 to help take care of her grandchildren and her ill son-in-law. Her retirement was a loss to many students, who said they missed her vibrant and positive attitude.

“Even by having Mrs. Dunn across the hall when I was in Mr. Cox’s class my freshman year, I could tell her students really enjoyed her class,” junior Bailey Noah said.

As Dunn entered retirement, she quickly realized that it wasn’t what she wanted. She said she missed the school, seeing the students every week and hearing the band play on Friday nights at the football games. Therefore, she knew she had to return.

“Until death do us part,” Dunn said about her career as a teacher, implying that she has a long way to go before she leaves the classroom again.

Dunn has been teaching for over 30 years and during that time, many students have enjoyed her class and consider it to be one of their favorites.

“I’m taking Chemistry 2 this year, and I’ve already learned so much,” junior Valen Elliott said. “She’s great at teaching and makes the class so much fun.”

Even though she has taught elementary school and at the college level, Dunn has been at the high school the longest amount of time, as it is her favorite age group. Many of her students, both past and present, speak of her ability to find a way to make things interesting and interactive for those in her classes.

“Mrs. Dunn always finds a way to make us work for an A, but never overloads us,” Elliot said. “She knows how to make things challenging but still enjoyable.”

 

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